2019 Rhythmic Junior Olympic Championships
May 29-June 2, 2019 - Lake Placid, NY
Deadline Summary
  • May 13, 2019 – Online Registration Deadline
  • May 13, 2019 (or when full) – OTC Lodging/Meals Reservation Deadline
  • May 13, 2019 – Travel Form Deadline (for those staying at the OTC and requesting transportation)
  • May 10, 2019 (or when full) – Hotel Reservation Deadline
Venue US Olympic Training Center
196 Old Military Rd.
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Provisional Schedule Wednesday, May 29
  • Level 6 Competition
Thursday, May 30
  • Level 6 Competition
Friday, May 31
  • Junior Olympic Group Competition
  • Group Coaches/Judges Clinic
  • Future Stars Testing
Saturday, June 1
  • Level 7/8 Competition
Sunday, June 2
  • Level 7/8 Competition
(A detailed schedule will be provided after the close of registration)
Eligibility
  • Top 14 L7s per region, qualified from their regional championship
  • Top 14 L8s per region, qualified from their regional championship
  • Top 20 L6s per region, qualified from their regional championship, plus 48 All-Stars allocated by percentage based on registration numbers for each regional championship.
  • All Junior Olympic Groups (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
Competition Format
  • Level 6 & Groups compete AA in 1 day
  • Level 7/8 compete 2 events per day
Qualification Opportunities Top 22 L7s and top 22 L8s regardless of age will advance to the USA Gymnastics Championships
Registration Registration Deadline: May 13, 2019

$150 per gymnast, $200 per group

Registration will be conducted using the Meet Reservation system on the USA Gymnastics website. Click here for instructions.
Group Coaching Clinic A Group Coaches/Judges Clinic will take place on Friday, May 31st to conclude the three-part series of group education. All coaches are strongly encouraged to attend. For judges, this clinic will afford 10 CPE Credits.

Composition of a group exercise and planning/preparing for group competition will be covered, including the following:
  • Guiding idea and choice of music
  • Principles of constructing a Group routine
  • Relationship between formations, directions, and music
  • Exchanges and Collaborations
$75 per coach/judge

Registration for this clinic is SEPARATE from the registration for the competition itself. Please register via group processing.

Coaching Clinic Registration Deadline: May 13, 2019
Music/D Forms Electronic music files will be used for this competition. Upload deadline: May 13, 2019 - All music will be downloaded and sorted into rotation order on that date. Please be sure to check the music files after they are uploaded via the online playback button and bring back-up files to the event as a back-up (on a phone or CD).

Instructions:
  • Have any club administrator from your club log on to the USA Gymnastics website
  • Navigate to the profile page for your gymnast
    • In the sidebar, click “Club Administration”> “Athlete Roster”> then search for the athlete
  • Scroll down on the athlete’s profile page to the section that says “Routine Music”
  • Then click the “upload” button next to each event the athlete will be competing to add the music
Difficulty Forms
Difficulty forms will be used for level 7/8. Please upload them using the same process outlined above by May 13th, 2019.
Accommodation Olympic Training Center
Cost: $75/night per person (Minimum 2 nights) – available to athletes and coaches (limited number of beds available)

Includes lodging (in a shared room with two beds) and meals. Check-in is 3:00pm, check-out is 9:00am. Dinner is provided on your arrival day. Breakfast and lunch are available on your departure day.

Payment in required immediately, upon registration through the Group Processing System).

Reservation Deadline: May 13, 2019 (any roommate requests should be sent to jvincent@usagym.org by this date)

Host Hotel
Courtyard Marriott Lake Placid
5920 Cascade Rd.
Lake Placid, NY 12941

$139/night
Reservation Deadline May 10, 2019 (or when full)
Call to reserve: 518-523-2900
Group Rate under: “USA Gymnastics – Junior Olympic Championships”
Meals Meal plans are available for participating athletes and coaches who are staying off-site at the rate of $45/day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the OTC cafeteria.

Reserve meal cards via the Group Processing system on the USA Gym website.

Meals must be reserved by March 8th (payment required at the time of reservation). Remember that meals are already included for participants staying on-site at the OTC.
Transportation Official Airport: Albany, NY (ALB) – 132 miles
Train Station: Albany-Rensselaer, New York (ALB) – 141 miles

Alternate Airport Possibilities:
  • Saranac Lake, NY (SLK) – 16 miles
  • Plattsburgh, NY (PBG) – 49 miles
  • Burlington, VA (BVT) – 63 miles (requires ferry)
  • Montreal, Canada (YUL) – 116 Miles
Only those staying on-site at the OTC will be considered for transportation to/from the Albany airport. At no time is transportation guaranteed, but USA Gymnastics and the OTC staff will make best efforts for those staying on-site who have turned in flight information by May 13th.

Transportation Request Guidelines:
  • ARRIVALS: 5:00pm or earlier at the ALB airport
  • DEPARTURES: 12:00pm or later at the ALB airport
  • Flight information must be turned in to USA Gymnastics by May 13th using the travel form below to be considered for transportation.
  • All participants staying at the OTC must submit the travel form. It will be assumed that any participant who does not submit the travel form by May 13th will provide their own transportation.
Register for Transportation via the Group Processing system on the USA Gym website ($25/person – Deadline May 13th).

Travel Form (Due May 13th).

Please be mindful of the fact that the OTC is several hours’ distance from the Albany Airport and there are a limited number of shuttles per day. It is possible that depending on arrival time there could be several hours wait for the next shuttle. It is also possible that a shuttle may not be available if there are not others leaving at a similar time.

Note: In the case of a flight delay when participants are scheduled for OTC transportation, it is the parent/club’s responsibility to provide Safe Sport compliant transportation from the airport to the OTC. USA Gymnastics will work with the OTC to accommodate the delayed participants on a later shuttle if possible or, in the case of a minor delay, may postpone the shuttle’s departure, however, this cannot be guaranteed nor expected. USA Gymnastics is not responsible for delayed flights that cause participants to arrive after shuttle departure times. Full responsibility for the participants’ transportation falls on the parents/club.
Refunds 50% Refunds for registration fees, OTC beds, and OTC meal cards will be provided in the case of injury or severe illness with a doctor’s note. Notification must be provided to jvincent@usagym.org at least 1 week prior to the event. Refunds without a doctor’s note are not possible.
Spectator Information A nominal admission fee will be charged for spectators.

Please note: There are no vending machines or concession on-site. Participating athletes and coaches may pre-purchase a meal plan (see above). Meals are not available for parents/spectators. Please inform the parents from your club so they may plan ahead accordingly. The downtown Lake Placid area has many restaurants and shops to serve those without a meal plan. There is also an “Adirondack Corner Store” with refreshments a 10-minute walk from the Olympic Training Center.

Adirondack Corner Store
188 Newman Rd.
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Contact Rhythmic Program Director, Caroline Hunt - chunt@usagym.org
Rhythmic Program Coordinator, Jayme Vincent – jvincent@usagym.org